This tragic tale of a (fictional) accident on flight 1203 in which a young man lost his beloved fiancée was released as a double A-sided single with "Walk Right Back
." It topped the UK charts despite initially being banned by the BBC as its lyrics were considered too upsetting to play on the radio. The song also reached #8 in the US.
Teen tragedy songs were big at the time. Ray Peterson's "Tell Laura I Love Her
" and Mark Dinning's "Teen Angel
" were released a short time earlier.